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We Pluck Flowers

We pluck flowers from the garden and make a bouquet   we pluck strings on the guitar and make music   we pluck feathers from a chicken and make a meal   we pluck people from their homes and villages, … Continue reading

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Johnny’s All Done Marching

Written Memorial Day Weekend 2014   (With a few lines from the patriotic WW1 song “Over There” written by George M. Cohan in April 1917. Americans believed at that time that the war would be short and the song reflected … Continue reading

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The People Danced

The bullets stopped flying and the machine guns turned into musical instruments and a symphony of death became a symphony of life as soldier after soldier on both sides of the imaginary divide joined together as one playing the most … Continue reading

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Let’s Sing A Song

Let’s sing a song for the dead let’s sing a song for the dying I want to hear more than just poor villagers crying let a chorus of cries ring out from sea to sea and we will fill oceans if … Continue reading

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We’re The Elves

Blaming the president and not ourselves is like blaming santa and not his elves   We’re all to blame   They keep controlling us with fear so we pay our taxes year after year   We’re all to blame   … Continue reading

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Spring

The script was written long ago with an apple bitten so we’d never know that the truth was in us all along but they stole our solstice and silenced our song and said the devil made us dance and if … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

The eyes of the prophets are crossed and the line is dotted signs are spotted in the crowd remove the shroud it’s too loud to think swim, don’t sink but crossed eyes blink Morse code teaching us to curse the winding … Continue reading

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